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An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021

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How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-États
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life

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My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

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Vincent Vanier - Technology Coordinator in Madawaska, ME
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Vincent Vanier describes what worked well in the initial MLTI laptop training model.

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War

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We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

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My Involvement in Maine sports over the years
by Dick Whitmore

The key people and influences in my life growing up and my involvement in Maine sports

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Argy Nestor - Arts Educator & Arts Education Consultant
by MLTI stories of Impact Project

Argy Nestor reflected on the professional development model implemented in the original MLTI.

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From Brooklyn to Maine
by Samuel Gelber

Moving to Maine changed my artistic style, and I continue to learn from the landscape every day.

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Come back to Maine, I did!
by Dan Bolduc

Reflections and the value of Maine from a former pro hockey player from Waterville

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My education and work at THE Mercy
by Judy Harmon

Judy Harmon discussed X-Ray School, changing technology, and her 1960s jeep

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Quinton "Skip" Wilson: different aspects of "standing out"
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Recollections of life as Biddeford's only student of color during the 1960-70s

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Stories from Eastport
by Ruth McInnis

My memories of growing up in Eastport, WWII, camping, and history on the border

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Bob "Coach" Cote: Highlights from life of a Biddeford legend
by Bob "Coach" Cote

Bob talks about growing up in Biddeford, sports, the fire of 1947, and closing of St. Louis High.

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Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.

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My Life in Boxing
by Bob Russo

Bob Russo on boxing and his life in Portland

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Somali Bantu farmers put down roots in Maine
by Muhidin D. Libah

Running the Somali Bantu Community Association and finding food security in Maine

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

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Dan Gagne: The story behind Biddeford’s legendary speed skater
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Stories from a competitive athlete with countless awards and contributions to his community

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day